This morning I attended the Richland County CASA Quarterback Breakfast at the Clarion Hotel in Columbia, SC where I feasted on a sumptuous southern buffet breakfast and met several interesting and enthusiastic volunteers. (You have to be enthusiastic to show up at a non-mandatory 7:30 a.m. meeting, right?)
I sat with Paige Greene, RCCASA’s Executive Director, for a few minutes and learned the following:
- RCCASA hosts quarterly quarterback breakfasts for volunteer recruitment and retention. While this event is primarily geared toward males, there are some women who show as well.
- If each event brings in 10 new volunteers, that is 40 new volunteers per year.
- RCCASA has already reached its 2010 goal with a total of 70 new “recruits.”
Since January 1, 2010, they have served 934 children via 973 court hearings through their program. The average amount of time their cases are open (assignment to closure) is 9 months. And since January 1st, they have closed 408 cases.
More photos from this morning’s event: